4-H Bureau County

4-H Bureau County


Explore your world and engage in real-world experiences. Become a leader and impact your community, your world! Follow these easy steps to Join 4-H.

The 4-H Year kicks off on September 1, 2018! You can join throughout the year, however, as a new member you must be enrolled by April 1st, 2019 to participate in the annual 4-H Fair. Youth must be between the ages of 8-18 as of September 1, 2018 to sign up for the 2018-2019 4-H year. How can you become involved in Bureau County 4-H?

  1. Please contact the Extension office at 815/875-2878, or email Danielle at des85@illinois.edu for enrollment information and for help finding a club in your community. (Also see community club information below!)
  2. Attend a club meeting and with support from the leader(s) and Extension you will be on your way to deciding what and how much you do in 4-H.
  3. Complete your enrollment online using the 4-H Online system at http://il.4honline.com site. 

A traditional 4-H club has a minimum of five members, ages 8 to 18, and at least one screened adult volunteer. These clubs hold regular business meetings at least six times per year and elect officer positions. 4-H members may participate in individual and group projects, workshops, judging contests, the 4-H fair, and other fun learning activities throughout the year. There are over 200 project areas to choose from. All 4-H curriculum is designed to include hands-on activities.

The 4-H Cloverbud program helps build confident kids. Specially designed for kids ages five through seven, the 4-H Cloverbud program gets kids excited about learning. The 4-H Cloverbud program uses hands-on learning activities to help kids explore art, plants and animals, science, and the environment. They also engage in group activities that promote personal development, healthy life-styles, and a sense of citizenship. Cloverbuds are given the opportunity to display their accomplishments in a noncompetitive environment during the annual 4-H Fair.